Short-list of directors for Marvel/Sony’s Spider-Man

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Spider-Man is the talk of the town right now and today is no exception. Though thankfully it’s not about casting of the titular character but rather who will direct the film. Deadline has offered up a short-list of directors that are in talks for the task of bring this character to life (for the 3rd time (cinematically at least)).

The short-list of directors is; Johnathan Levine, Ted Melfi, John Francis Daley, Johnathan M Goldstein, and Jon Watts.

A lot of John’s in the mix. Or at least variations of the name. What’s up with that…nothing? Alright then, moving on.

By the sounds of things Daley and Goldstein are in talks to direct in tandem. Which would make sense as they have worked together in the past and are currently working on the reboot/sequel of the beloved Vacation franchise.

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Personally, I like Johnathan Levine, 50/50 is one of my favourite movies of all time and Warm Bodies was fantastic. The characterisation of the curious teenager (played by Nicholas Holt) in Warm Bodies was an outstanding element in that movie from both a performance and writing standpoint, and I can see it translating over well to the character of Peter Parker.

There’s really no wrong answer as to who should helm the Spidey movie come 2017 and I certainly don’t envy Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige for having to ultimately decide. But of the proposed, who would you like to see direct the web-slinging-city-slicker?

If you couldn’t tell from the article, I’d back Levine.

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Source: http://deadline.com/2015/06/spider-man-director-ted-melfi-jonathan-levine-marvel-sony-pictures-1201436220/

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Short-list of directors for Marvel/Sony’s Spider-Man

[Editorial] Spider-Man NOT in Captain America: Civil War?

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Marvel recently gave us a rather comprehensive list of actors/characters that will be appearing in the highly anticipated Captain America sequel, However there are a few characters that haven’t made the cut. The most noted absence in the cast release was of course, Spider-Man. Other than the fact that this isn’t a final cast list, his absence could be due to numerous reasons…

The first of which being that he may not be in the movie at all. Yes, it’s well known that he will appear in a Marvel movie prior to his solo outing, and yes, it’s more likely to be in Civil War than Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, or Guardians 2. However, it is still unconfirmed exactly which movie the new Spidey will pop up in or the magnitude of the role. It’s entirely possible that he could appear in nothing more than a post-credits scene, in a similar vein of the fake Spider-Man scene that was rumoured to be attached to AoU.

Just to reiterate; it’s fake, Joss Whedon confirmed its illegitimacy at a press conference in Europe.

The other reason would be that he hasn’t been cast yet. As of yet, Marvel haven’t revealed who is going to play Peter Parker let alone what movie he will appear in. Rumour is that Marvel has two scripts for Civil War; one containing Spider-Man and one without him. If this is in fact true, it would seem that he would only have a small role (if any) in the movie.

The third, and purely speculated reason that I have and choose to believe until proven otherwise is; an actor has landed the role of Peter Parker and Marvel is just going to sit on it for a while.

“That seems pretty logical. Where’s the speculation in all of that?”-You

Well, what I hope they’ll do is have Spider-Man in Civil War (in a minor role) and reveal the actor playing him in the movie rather than an official announcement. I feel like that would be a nice little surprise coming from someone who follows cast news fairly closely. Also, it would be a cool adaptation Spidey’s identity reveal from the comic in an interesting way rather than just regurgitating the same scenario on the big screen.

Also…

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I hope we get more of this guy (played by Aaron Himelstein). He had brief but great roles in Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron as a random S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. He’s already a personal favourite of mine, and with a little more screen time I can easily see him becoming a fan favourite as well.

And Quicksilver’s not on the list either. I wonder why that is? Man…he must be busy…rebuilding Sokovia…or something. Am I right…guys?

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Source: http://marvel.com/news/movies/24586/marvel_studios_begins_production_on_marvels_captain_america_civil_war

[Editorial] Spider-Man NOT in Captain America: Civil War?

New images of Fant4stic arise (Really, only one interesting one)

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Empire Magazine just released some new images of Josh Trank’s Fant4stic.There’s a pretty average image of the crew all suited up (presumably in the Negative Zone) and we get this really nice, up-close look at The Thing. Also, we get a weirdly sexual image of Miles Teller as Mr Fantastic, maybe it’s Dr Doom, either way I’m not getting into it.

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The thing about this image of The Thing is that I really can’t picture Jamie Bell’s voice coming out of this guy’s mouth. Visually he looks great, I love that this is more of a deformed Ben Grimm rather than the smoothly symmetric incarnation from 2005, but I’m still suck at this whole voice road block for now. And I’m just saying, if he doesn’t do much talking in subsequent trailers, I’d take that to be some cause for concern.

These images do get me pretty pumped for the movie though. I really just want to see The Thing “Clobber” someone/thing already.

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Source: http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=43948

New images of Fant4stic arise (Really, only one interesting one)

Jacked up Joker for Suicide Squad

While we probably (definitely) won’t be seeing a Joker as buff as the one Juiced up on Venom from Arkham Asylum (below), Jared Leto recently revealed that he is in the process of putting on weight for the role.

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In an interview with Billboard, Leto said the following;

“Do you mind if I eat a little?” “I’m trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours – and I’m terrible at eating a lot.”

When asked about playing the iconic villain Leto goes on to say;

“[He’s] this beautiful disaster of a character – what a big challenge.”

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Having Leto gain weight is interesting, and honestly slightly disappointing to me. Once I heard Leto landed the role, I thought it was great because he could be a much slimmer and more comic accurate Joker than Nicholson and Ledger were.

That being said I still can’t wait to see what he does with it.

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Source: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6479914/jared-leto-gaining-weight-playing-joker-suicide-squad

Jacked up Joker for Suicide Squad